As a precautionary measure due to COVID-19, face-to-face customer service will be temporarily unavailable from Thursday 26 March 2020 to ensure the safety of both our community and Lockhart Shire Council staff.  

In accordance with the Government’s advice, arrangements are being put in place to enable some staff to work from home. Back office functions will otherwise continue as normal to ensure it is business as usual where possible.

During this time people are encouraged to transact business or deal with Council's administration over the phone or online.

Information on how to pay your rates online or by telephone can be found by visiting Council's website at https://www.lockhart.nsw.gov.au/council/rates-payments.aspx. Credit Card payments can also be made over the phone by calling Council’s office on (02) 6920 5305.

Anyone unable to pay using other methods, is also asked to contact Council’s office.

For all other enquiries, please call Council’s office to speak to the appropriate officer or to make an appointment.

Other Council facilities that are temporarily closed to the public include:

  • The Visitor Information Centre and Greens Gunyah Museum, Lockhart
  • The Rock Museum
  • Indoor sporting venues including The Rock Community Gym
  • Swimming pools
  • The Mobile Library service has been suspended by Riverina Regional Library
  • Lockhart Shire Council caravan parks and camping grounds per Public Health (COVID-19 Gatherings) Order (No 2) 2020
  • Playgrounds and outdoor gyms
Council facilities that have remained  open include:
  • The Rock OOSH (in accordance with Government advice)
  • Waste management facilities
Please note that the above information can change at any time.

We apologise for any inconvenience during this time.


For advice and information about COVID-19 symptoms, testing and social distancing visit https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

Information about restrictions on facilities and the closure of non-essential activities and businesses can be found by visiting https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/businesses-and-employees#non-essential-activities-and-businesses.

Details and fact sheets regarding the Australian Government’s stimulus package  can be found by visiting: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus.

For all up to date information and announcements made by the Australian Government and National Cabinet, please visit: www.australia.gov.au.

Information regarding the NSW Government’s stimulus package can be found by visiting https://preview.nsw.gov.au/news/health-boost-and-economic-stimulus

Drought Assistance

Information regarding the various forms of assistance that are available to drought affected communities can be found on the following websites: -

NSW Government’s Drought Hub


Australian Government Drought and Rural Support Hub


Rural Financial Counselling Service


National Farmers Federation


Department of Planning, Industry and Environment - Water